Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX


Nellie Jean Abney

April 23, 1931September 1, 2019

A Celebration of Life Service for Nellie Jean Abney 88, of Killeen will be on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen. Burial will be at Killeen Memorial Park in Killeen.

Mrs.. Abney was born April 23, 1931 in Rose Hill, Va. to Harrison and Bessie Dean Williams and passed away in Killeen on September 1, 2019. She was proceeded in death by her sisters Stella Williams, Thelma Shackelford, Mae Williams, and Ina Williams, brothers Grover Williams, Ed Williams and Robert Williams.

Survivors include son Gary (Sarah) Abney of Killeen, daughter Connie (Richard) Gambatese of Bee Cave, Texas. Grandchildren Chrissy (Drew) McCandlish, Kingwood, TX, Greggory (Allison) Abney, Temple, John Abney, Killeen. . Great grandchildren Jasmine Abney, Greggory Abney, JR, Anthony Abney, Isabella Abney all of Temple and Colin McCandlish and Lane McCandlish both of Kingwood, Zachary Southerland, of Temple and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family has requested memorials be made to the Alzheimers Assocation.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Service Friday, September 6, 2019


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Rebecca Long

September 4, 2019

So sorry to hear of the passing of my Aunt Jean. Your family will be in our prayers, asking the lord to comfort you and to help you through the days ahead. I'm sad that I've never got to meet any of you. I'm Rebecca Jo Long the daughter of Robert Williams.